Birds,  Fauna,  Nature

The peacock’s honk

It was getting warmer and I was planning to leave Arogyadham when I heard a loud noise. It was loud and ugly: like a donkey’s bray. I ignored it. But then I heard it again. It was like a noisy horn- the kind kids play with on Holi. Who was it in this wilderness? I tried looking around and then caught sight of the movement on a tree. A peacock!!! Such an unexpected sighting and that too for several minutes.

Now I do know a peacock’s call. It goes somewhat like pia-ow. But this was different. I came back and read on Google that peacocks honk when they are agitated. I have put a youtube link  for you to hear what I did. Whoever thought such a beautiful bird would have such an ugly voice!

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